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Biology 1510 Georgia Tech School of Biology Fall 2008 Membranes and cells What is the composition of biological membranes, and how do the components affect membrane properties and function? What are the major functions of biological membranes? How are molecules and substances transported across biological membranes?
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Biology 1510 Georgia Tech School of Biology Fall 2008 Identify the membrane components and their functions
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Biology 1510 Georgia Tech School of Biology Fall 2008 Q: An animal cell membrane will be more fluid at room temperature if it contains: A. More cholesterol B. Longer chain fatty acids C. More cis-unsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids D. Both A and B E. Both A and C
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Georgia Tech School of Biology Fall 2008 Archaeal membranes are different! 1. Chirality of glycerol 2. Branched isoprene chains 3. Ether linkage Branched chains can crosslink chains from opposite sides of bilayer! http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/archaea/archaeamm.html
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2009 for the course BIO 1510 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '07 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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